Jul 11, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24) reacts after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (not pictured) in the fourth inning at Great American Ball Park. Pirates catcher Russell Martin (55) and second baseman Neil Walker (18) follow at left. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker


Pedro Alvarez Home run tracker 2014

Pedro Alvarez Home run tracker 2014

The Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker is back in action.  El Toro crushed his 15th bomb of the year last night at the Great American Ballpark.

 

Pedro swings the boom stick.

Pedro Alvarez home run swing in action.

If you’re new to the Pedro Alvarez home run tracker, we gather GIFs, videos and make photoshops to celebrate each and every PedroBomb.

Pedro Alvarez is tied for the Major League lead in home runs.

Pedro Alvarez is tied for the Major League lead in home runs.

NL Home Run Race:  Alvarez is tied for sixth with a multitude of players as he looks to defend his NL Home Run crown.

Pedro Alvarez hit his fifth home run of the season against the Chicago Cubs.

Pedro Alvarez hit his fifth home run of the season against the Chicago Cubs.

11July. HR number fifteen:  Alvarez hit a home run of Reds starter Mat Latos that traveled a true distance of 399 feet.  Video Link

8July.  HR number fourteen:  For his 100th career home runEl Toro hammered a pitch from Cardinals right hander Carlos Martinez deeep, a 415 foot shot at Busch Stadium.  Video Link

29 June.  HR number thirteen:  Bartolo Colon was the latest pitcher to serve up a home run ball to Alvarez.  The Buccos third baseman launched it 393 feet.  Video Link

22June. HR number twelve:  Alvarez makes the Trop look small with this bomb to dead center field.

Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez hit his 12th homer of the year.

Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez hit his 12th homer of the year.

3June. HR number eleven:  A 374 foot missile at PETCO Field off Jesse Hahn.  Link to video

29May.  HR number ten:  Another two strike bomb for El Toro, his fourth homer with two strikes on the season.   Dan Haren took the time to admire/grimace at this no doubter.  Link to video

 

Pedro crushed this pitch from Dan Haren

Pedro crushed this pitch from Dan Haren

23May.  HR number nine:  Alvarez went deep in the fourth inning off Jordan Zimmerman.  The blast went an estimated true distance of 424 feet.

Pedro Alvarez crushed his eighth homer for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pedro Alvarez crushed his eighth homer for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

5May.  HR number eight:  What happened before the home run is the story with this one as Alvarez took what he thought was ball four.  The home plate umpire called the pitch from Yusmeiro Petit it a strike.  What happened next was beautiful.

We’ll let the video do the talking.

Pedro Alvarez El Toro photoshop

Pedro Alvarez El Toro photoshop

2May.  HR number seven:  Greg Brown the Pirates broadcaster does it so well.  Listen to his call of the 408 foot bomb by Pedro Alvarez off Sergio Santos here. 

Pedro Alvarez crushes his seventh home run of the season.

Pedro Alvarez crushes his seventh home run of the season.

18April. HR number six: Watching Alvarez crush a ball (again) 411 feet to the opposite field is exciting for Pirates fans; but such power is dreadful for opposing pitchers. Rule 5 lefty Wei-Chung Wang of the Brewers–formerly of the Pirates–found out the hard way when he watched this bomb travel a true distance of 411 feet. The MLB Link is here

Pedro Alvarez hit his third and fourth home runs of 2014.

Pedro Alvarez hit his third and fourth home runs of 2014.

10April. HR number five: El Toro blasted his first home run off a left hander this season.  The 441-foot absolute bomb off Cubs left hander James Russell to deep to center field will be one of the longest of the season for Alvarez.  (Maybe.) The MLB Link is here

We absolutely love how Alvarez looks into the Pirates dugout–and everyone goes nuts with the Bull horns after El Toro touches them all.

9April. HR number four: El Toro blasts a 94 mph heater from Pedro Strop 379  feet to dead center field. Video Link to MLB

Pedro Alvarez blasts his fourth home run to dead center field at Wrigley Field.

Pedro Alvarez blasts his fourth home run to dead center field at Wrigley Field.

9April.  HR number three: Alvarez tied the game with this blast to left center field off Cubs right hander Jason Hammel. Video Link to MLB

Pedro Alvarez crushes his third home run of the year off Jason Hammel

Pedro Alvarez crushes his third home run of the year off Jason Hammel

4April. HR number two: Pedro Alvarez murdered a Shelby Miller changeup 434 feet. Pedro don’t like the changeup. Don’t like it all and had struggled against it last season. To watch him crush it completely out of PNC Park is awesome. We don’t know what the opposing pitchers are thinking after they see it. Good luck sleeping, fellas.

Just watch this El Toro Bomb entirely leave, I mean completely get launched out of PNC Park. There was absolutely no doubt about this one. Man, we could watch this GIF all night long. There was no doubt about this one, as it traveled an estimated 448 feet.

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4April.   HR numero uno: El Toro crushed his first home run of the season 434 feet off Shelby Miller of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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If somehow your drinking problem caused you to miss the 2013 Alvarez Home Run Tracker here is the link for you.

If you look closely at all of those videos from last year, El Toro had just three opposite field homers while piling up 36 bombs to tie for the lead in the National League in 2013.

H/T The gifs were courtesy of @PiratesGIF as well as Revolving Forked Anchovy  http://gfycat.com/RevolvingForkedAnchovy#?format=gif.

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  • Scott

    Can we start a Pedro Alvarez error tracker? Then compare it to the homerun tracker at the end of the season and see which he has more of? He’s a good fielder but just uncorks some horrendous throws! Maybe try moving him to 1st base next spring?

    • JBubs

      Wow! You read my mind, Scott.

      My sabermetrics question for Pedro is: Are his swings of the bat more important for a wining outcome than his fielding errors are for a losing outcome? My gut says it is obvious that Pedro would be more valuable to the Pirates playing first base. At first base, his throwing errors that place runners on second or third base would be all but eliminated.

    • Scott

      Intelligent minds think alike JBubs! LOL! Pedro will never be a high average guy but should be able to hit .250 with 30+/100+ which would be great from 1B considering the black hole we have there now with Davis and Sanchez! I wish they could fix his throwing problems as he’s great fielding and I think it’s easier to find power at 1B than 3B in free agency should the Pirates ever decide to spend and improve the club that way.